If you do not throw yourself into the breakers, how will you ever meet the one who frolics in the waves? 

--Zen Saying

The Auckland Zen Centre is a Buddhist community supporting authentic Zen practice and training in Auckland City, New Zealand.

 Learn to MeditateZen Meditation Workshops

Workshops are in a two-part format, and include:

  • detailed instructions on sitting and walking meditation
  • how to establish a daily practice at home
  • developing mindfulness in daily life.

After you have attended the introductory workshops you are welcome at any of the sittings offered by the Centre. The next pair of workshops are 19 & 26 August 2017 (both Saturdays).

 Meditation Supplies 

  • For meditation cushions, mats and benches handmade in New Zealand visit Dharmagear or call 09 550 4383.
  • T-Shirts AZC Bodhidharma T-shirts are still available in most sizes. See here for details and picture.


  • Qi Gong with Orlando Morales is monthly on Saturday. The next class is 23rd September, 9 - 10:30 a.m. Please register here if you want reminders about exercise classes. 
  • The Pilates Classes with Hanya will recommence on Wednesday 18 October at 6 p.m. Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength, develops control and endurance. For more information and to register go here.

  • Over Labour Weekend Richard von Sturmer will teach a 2-day workshop on writing and zen, with a focus on haiku and tanka poetry. The workshop will be open to anyone interested in writing; no previous experience of Zen is necessary.  Details to follow.

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